As the raspberry & strawberry bounty wanes here on the farm, I am reminded of the life lessons they offer us.
When we're harvesting the berries, we must pay close attention. If we pick them too soon, they will be tart. We must gently grab each berry. With the slightest pressure, the ripe berries will pop right off. If we force it, we will get a berry, but it will not be the sweet reward that we want. It will just be a sour substitute that looks similar. The berries also hide in many places, under leaves & deep within the patches. We cannot see them all if we are just standing at the same point. Bending down & changing our perspective will offer previously unseen bounty, ready for the pickings! Each berry requires just the right viewpoint & applied pressure to be harvested. Here at the farm, we can harvest 10-12 pounds in one gathering! That's a lot of effort exercised on each individual to amass such a volume of delicious treats.
The berries teach us to take our time, pay close attention & be patient. These practices, utilized with a varied perspective will result in the most rewarding outcome!Read More